Heavy flooding hits Recife ahead of USA, Germany match
JUN 26, 2014 9:52a ET
Heavy flooding has hit Recife ahead of the USA-Germany game with US Soccer warning fans of lengthy delays due to closed streets. Some reporters circulated on twitter noting that the water was two feet his in some instances.
Reports from the Pernambuco stadium on the city's outskirts said that the conditions on the field were soft but surprisingly good despite the torrential downpours. Heavy rain has been failing in Recife for some hours.
There appears to be no danger of this match being postponed; however, fans should expect to see empty seats in the stands, and the heavy rain is likely to slow game play.